Thought you might enjoy these pictures of some coots who live on the River Thames near Kingston. As you can see they have had a special home built for them by some friendly humans.
If you biggify the pictures you will see that Mrs Coot has a little platform to keep her and her eggs safe from predators and her husband is near by to keep an eye on things as well. I also like her little umbrella which helps keep the sun and rain off. Even though I am an evil hunter, I am not prepared to swim for my prey.